Databases are one of the crucial features of Notion. You can use a database for many things, like creating templates and integrating them with other tools for automation.
But, to make the integration more efficient, you need to get the ID of that Notion database. How can you get the Notion database ID then?
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How to Get Notion Database ID
Notion is a powerful productivity tool because of customization and automation. All these are thanks to one of the most useful features within the tool, the database.
But to fully harness the power of databases, you need to know what that specific database’s ID is.
The Notion database ID consists of 32 alphanumeric characters between the “acme (/)” and “question mark (?)” symbols in the URL. This database ID will allow you to work on the same database and even create automated tasks with it.
But to get the ID of the Notion database, you first have to open it to full-page in the browser you’re using.
So if you’re using the Notion desktop app, do the following steps:
1. Click the 3-dot icon.
You’ll find this in the top-right corner of the Notion page you opened. This is also the button to click when you want to export the Notion page as a PDF or when you want to merge databases using the CSV file method.
A dropdown menu then opens.
2. Select the “Copy Link” button.
You’ll find this option between “Get Notified” and “Duplicate.”
After you click, you’ll see a “Copied block link in clipboard” notification at the bottom of the page.
3. Paste the copied link in the browser’s URL field.
The Notion database should now be seen on the browser.
4. Copy the alphanumeric characters between the “/” and “?” symbols.
These alphanumeric characters (32 in total) are what comprise the database ID. Copy and paste this to your notepad to serve as your reference later on when asked about it.
This process is true for full-page databases.
But for inline databases, you first have to open it as a full-page database. If you don’t, you’ll get the page ID instead of the database ID.
To do this, click the “Open as full page” icon on the inline database’s top right corner. You’ll find this icon between the “Search” and the “3-dot” icons.
Once the database is opened as a full-page database, follow the 4 steps above to get the database ID.
How to Get Notion Database ID on the Mobile App
While it’s easier to get the Notion database ID on a desktop, there are times when you only have a mobile phone to access it.
If you’re experiencing this dilemma, don’t worry. You can still get the Notion database ID even when using Notion’s mobile app.
After opening the Notion mobile app, follow these steps:
1. Tap on the database name.
If you have recently opened that database, you can find it in the “Jump back in” section of the “Home” page.
Otherwise, you’ll find the database page among the pages of your Notion workspace.
2. Press the 3-dot icon.
This is the rightmost button on the upper corner of the database page. The “Actions” page then opens.
3. Press the “Copy link” option.
This button is between the “Get notified” and “Duplicate” options on the “Actions” page.
Copy the string of characters between the “/” and “?” symbols as this is the database ID.
If you’re using an iPhone, a “Copied block link to clipboard” notification appears instead of the bar with the link. Hence, you have to paste that link first on your “Notes” app or any app with text features in it to see the link.
If you’re using an Android phone, you will see a bar with a link appear at the bottom of the page.
Then highlight the alphanumeric characters between the “/” and “?” symbols as this is the database ID.
Knowing how to get the Notion database ID makes it easier to integrate the database with other tools and services. With this, you can easily retrieve data, update, and organize your Notion workspace.
Now that you know your Notion database’s ID, you can automate and manage your workspace.